I love synergy. It originally became important to me on a personal level when I started dabbling in essential oils. It was amazing to see an oil that worked well on it's own become even more effective in combination with other complimentary oils.
These days I see synergy all around me. I think the longer you live somewhere creating a garden or permaculture systems, the more obvious it becomes. Everything starts to work together after a few years because plants become established, routines are in place and life begins to flow.
Synergy is like magic and meant-to-be!
For example, today is warm and windy. The first very warm day this spring. I needed to rake out the milking shed because the weather is becoming snakey. I don't want any nasty surprises while we're milking. I was left with lots of hay to use. Today's weather is also perfect for cleaning the chook shed. Voila! I have the dry hay to put to use!
The current issue of Organic Gardener (October) has a great article on cleaning chook pens which is where I got the idea for the herbs. I love my Organic Gardener magazine so I'd encourage you to buy it.
I see synergy when the weeds all appear early in spring, just as I'm needing green stuff for the compost I'm making.
Do you see magic at your place too?